The brightest part of mornings is that they’re so full of energy! No matter whether you laced up your sneaks yesterday or overindulged a bit on a co-worker’s birthday cake, there’s always a fresh chance to get closer to your health goals. To maintain that ‘get-fit’ drive going on all-day long, start your day off right with these morning habits that will motivate you even more.
Basking in the sun’s rays can not only give you the essential Vitamin D for your skin but also helps you drop those pounds! Research has proven that people, irrespective of their age, the activity they do, their eating habits, etc., had lower BMIs than those who were in the “dark”. Just 20-30 minutes of sunshine between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. helps regulate your internal bio clock. This is vital for weight loss, as it aids your sleep schedule.
A Little More Shut Eye
This one goes on like hand in glove with the previous tip. Spending more time on those dearest Zzzs can help you eat less and have fewer cravings than people who skimp on sleep. On an average people who have had an additional 1.6 hours of shut-eye experienced a considerable drop in appetite and cravings for junk! Try to organize your schedule so you can get a little more a.m. time in bed instead of whimpering every time the alarm goes off.
Mindfulness is a key approach for weight loss. It’s all about taking an attentive and intentional approach to your life by really tuning into your body and mind. Even better, it can stabilize your emotions and make you less prone to give into stress eating. Begin your morning with mindfulness, sit in silence and focus on the tempo of your breath.
Changing Your Commute
Driving to work is easy, but it may take a toll on your waistline. People who walk, bike, and take public transportation have lower BMIs and body-fat percentages than those who depended on their cars to get to work. This doesn’t mean you have to strain. Even walking to the closest bus stop or train station can be advantageous.
Despite the fact that the jury is still out there on whether breakfast is important for weight loss, protein intake in the morning can help you shed weight. Protein takes a long time to digest which helps increase feelings of fullness.
Let the Sweat Beads Roll
Working out at any point is a good thing! But besides giving your metabolism a boost that lasts well into the day, study also states that it reduces the temptation to hog on spotting pictures of unhealthy food. It keeps you more active throughout the day, no matter your weight.
Pack Your Snack
Avoid the afternoon race to the vending machine. Take just a few minutes every morning to make sure you’ve got enough snacks for the day. It’s easy to underestimate how much fuel you’ll need throughout the day when you’ve just stepped down from bed. So instead of throwing an apple in your bag, plan some extra time to prep some quick and healthy snacks that will keep you on the path to weight-loss success.